October 2016

The Call for Officers is Open

By Duane Ratermann, PE
      Knox County, Illinois


The NACE Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for several of our 2017-2018 officers.

What is an election? If you Google election, you’ll find the definition is "the selection of a person or persons for office by vote."

On November 8, we will have an opportunity to elect the next President of the United States. I really hate to say it, but I will be glad when this Presidential election is behind us. Currently the polls are showing a very tight race. In addition, we’ll be choosing Congressional members and some of us, state and local government officials. All of these elected officials will play a key role in the future policies and legislation of our counties, states and country.

Similarly, in the first quarter of 2017 we’ll have our elections for the NACE 2017-2018 officers.

In my travels as NACE President last year, I visited several of our State Affiliates and met many young talented NACE members. I hope that many of you consider pursuing a NACE office at some time in the future.

There is a minimal time commitment, but the personal and professional growth that you’ll experience makes it well worth while. Many people have asked me over the years, “What does NACE do for me?” My answer is always the same, “Get involved in NACE and find out!"

Don’t forget to vote!


President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer are 1 year terms, with the President-elect then becoming President. These candidates must have served on the NACE Board of Directors to be eligible. They're elected by all voting members.

Regional Vice Presidents for the Southeast, North Central, and Western  are 2 year terms. These candidates must be a voting member of NACE. They're elected by voting members in their respective regions.

You may nominate yourself. All terms begin at the close of the Annual Meeting on April 13, 2017.

Please send your nomination to Committee Chair Duane Ratermann by December 19. Include a short biography (Word) and photograph (jpg/tif). You can reach Duane at 309-289-2514 or dratermann@co.knox.il.us.


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